Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine July 2007


Going Dutch

As North Americans demonstrate their desire to pedal to work, bike manufacturers take inspiration from the Netherlands.

Petra Blaisse

Petra Blaisse answers a few questions on interior design, inspiration, and process—using her thumbs.

Lofty Ideals

Decades ago artists began colonizing downtown, creating a social phenomenon that now reaches its ultimate culmination with Piero Lissoni’s Soho showroom.

On The Cusp

Amale Andraos and Dan Wood—a pair of OMA alums—emerge from the long shadow of Rem Koolhaas.

Teaching Tools

The Sidwell Friends School is one of a string of educational buildings designed by Kieran Timberlake that merge instruction, sustainability, and behavior modification.

The Elementalist

Brad Cloepfil’s emerging body of work may symbolize a shift away from glib shape-making toward a more timeless and lasting architecture.

Green Giving

Any mention of environmentalism in the same breath as presents likely calls to mind that ill-favored form of recycling, regifting. At the New York International Gift Fair, however—which has a stake in keeping the unwanted goods that circulate endlessly to a minimum—there’s a plan afoot to green the industry in more ambitious (and more polite) ways. From August 11 to…